Upcoming Hikes

july - october 2017

MEET:              Corner of Burgh Quay and Hawkins St
DEPART:          Sundays at 10.00 am (unless stated otherwise), or earlier if it is full.
TRANSPORT:   Private bus (unless stated otherwise)
COST:               €15 (unless stated otherwise)

2nd pick-up point: On the outward journey, the bus will stop briefly to collect walkers at the pick-up point. Should the bus be full on departure from Burgh Quay, this facility cannot be offered.  

2nd drop-off point: On the return journey, where indicated, the bus will stop near the outward pick-up point to drop off any hikers. We regret this is not possible on all hikes.

If you wish to avail of the 2nd pick-up point, it advisable to contact the hike leader or someone else who will definitely be on
the hike, to let them know.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please ensure you have your current club membership card with you on all hikes - no card no hike.

Saturday 22nd July 2017


** Finishing at the Glencree Centre for the Club BBQ
** Bus leaving Burgh Quay at 10.00
** Back in Dublin about 9.30 pm **

Leader: Frank Rooney
[Jim Barry will be leading a hike for hard moderates, to also finish at Glencree]

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Glencree * Featherbeds * Kilakee Mtn * Cruagh Mtn * Glendoo Mtn * Knocknagun Mtn * Prince William’s Seat * Oldboleys * Glencree

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 450 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

Sunday 30th July 2017

**Tinahely walk**

Leader: Dave McCann

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Kilcommon Bridge (T042721) * Railway Walk * Rosbane * Garryhoe Lane * Doctor's Cross (T043751) * Wicklow Way * Curravanish * Muskeagh Boreen * The Four Bounds * Hadden's Hill * Tinahely

Distance: 18.5 km 
Ascent: 530 m  
Map: OSI 62, local maps bespoke to Tinahely (see relevant maps in www.Tinahely.ie)

Sunday 6th August 2017

No club hike

Sunday 13th August 2017

No club hike

Sunday 20th August 2017

No club hike

Sunday 27th August 2017

Udo Sap

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght

Route: Rathnabo * Sorrel Hill * Ballynultagh Gap * Black Hill * Billy Byrne's Gap * Moanbane * Shileshawn * Ballyknocken (Lake View Lounge)

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 790 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West)

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Leader: Damian McDonald

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Laragh * Clare Vale * Avonmore Way * Stump of the Castle * Rathdrum * Avondale * Meetings of the Waters

Distance: 20 km 
Ascent: 480 m  
Map: OSI 56 & 62

Sunday 10th September 2017

**Newcomers Hard Hike**
**Walk in the Cooley Peninsula**
**Normal €15 bus fare **

Frank Rooney

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Pavilions Dublin Bus Stop on the by-pass (just before the turn for the Pavilions and footbridge on the city side)
**Bus will only stop at the second pick-up point if you advise Frank (087 988 6520) beforehand**

Route: Flag staff * Anglesey Mt * Clermont * Black Mt * Cairnwaddy * The Castel * The Round Mt * Ravensdale

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 500 m  
Map: OSI 36

Sunday 17th September 2017

Leader: Søren Stuhr Mandrup

Dublin Bus 16 to Ballinteer from D'Olier Street at 10:00 a.m.
Return - Dublin Bus 44 from Enniskerry

Route: Wicklow Way from Marley Park * Kilmashouge Lane * Three Rock * Fairy Castle * Glencullen * Boranaraltry Lane * Wicklow Way * Prince William's Seat * Ravens Rock * Ballybrew * Knocksink Woods * Enniskerry

Distance: 24 km 
Ascent: 330 m  
Map: East West Mapping ( Dublin and North Wicklow), OS1 50 & 56

Sunday 24th September 2017

Leader: Warren Lawless

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: starting near Sheepshank Bridge * up Piper’s Brook * Djouce * Dargle Bridge * Maulin * Glencree River * Oak Glen * Knockree hill * Finish near hostel

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 680 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

Sunday 1st October 2017

Leader: Mel O’Hara

2nd pick-up point: Rathfarnham
***Different return drop-off point***

Route:*Military Road O137 088 * Luggala * Knocknacloghoge * Kanturk * Scarr * Paddock Hill * Laragh to Annamoe road at T162 966 Near Parks and Wildlife office


Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 800 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping Wicklow Mountains West

General Hike Notes

PARTICIPATION Mountaineering is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks. People who take part in our club activities do so at their own risk and are responsible for their own actions and involvement.

If necessary, tickets are given out on Sundays to ensure that participants reserve a bus place as they arrive.

The leader has the right to refuse anyone who is not adequately equipped (e.g., without appropriate boots, rainwear, food, torch, hat, gloves, etc). The leader may alter the route from that described in the program. The leader sets the pace of the hike and walkers are expected to obey the leader’s instructions at all times.

It is essential to bring good rain gear (both jacket and over-trousers) and to leave cotton t-shirts and jeans at home! Boots must be sturdy with proper ankle support and a rigid non-slip sole such as Vibram.

Remember that walking sticks and rucksacks cannot be brought onto the bus and must be stowed away in the boot during the journey.

Hiking in Winter - While the hike leaders try to ensure that hikes finish in good time, there will be days when unavoidable delays occur. As the days grow shorter it is important that we prepare for evenings when we may finish our hikes in poor light or even darkness. So, along with your normal winter hiking gear, please bring a suitable head or hand held torch with you on the hikes.

Introductory Hard Hike

The Hillwalkers Club offers an Introductory Hike, usually on one Sunday per month. Guests are welcome to join us on this hike, as long as you provide your name, address and contact details for our records, which will be taken on the day of the hike. There is no need to book a place in advance, just turn up on the relevant Sunday morning. You are allowed only one hike with the club after that you must join the club if you want to continue hiking with us.

Even though the name of these hikes is ‘Introductory Hike’, they should not be considered to be an introduction to hiking, but rather as an introduction to the Hillwalkers Club and its hillwalking activities. Therefore, participants need to have a good level of personal fitness and ideally have some prior experience of hillwalking.

All intending participants should be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or even death. By walking with the club, they are aware of and shall accept these risks. Moreover, they acknowledge that they wish to participate in club activities in a voluntary capacity and that they shall be responsible for their own actions and involvement. An assessment of their personal health in their ability to hike is the responsibility of the guest. Please note as a guest of the club, they do not enjoy personal accident insurance, which is otherwise offered to club members through Mountaineering Ireland. Further details are available from Mountaineering Ireland:


For further enquiries contact 086 356 3843